Calling all Mountain Bike Riders! New bike track opening soon!

Don’t miss out on the Grand Opening

of the long awaited

Alstonville Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park!

 

Promises are that the bike trails will be open before Xmas 2018!

 

The signs are up! The politicians have visited! The trails have been cleared and a few lucky volunteers have even tested the tracks.

The 9 km world class track is getting a big thumbs up and future Olympians and riders of all levels will thank the dedication that has gone into the construction.

 

 

Where?

Situated off a slip lane from the Bruxner Highway, between Ballina and Alstonville:

The tracks wind downhill through the beautiful hills of the Alstonville plateau.

How?

In 2017 Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club www.dirtywheels.org received  a  grant to the value of $207,350 from the NSW Government and Ballina Shire Council so enabling the club to deliver a world class purpose built trail network. Follow the construction and action videos on their Facebook page.
  •  10 years in the planning and 6,000  volunteer hours

 

The Trails

The 9 kms of single track trails and skills park have been constructed on an exciting  and picturesque 20.2ha site.
The trails will be open shortly to the public as a designated bike riding facility for:
  • those who want to practise their skills and boost their fitness
  • riders to try out cross country and mountain style trails
  • riders of all riding abilities
  • riders of flow, technical and free riding styles with lots of opportunities for jumps
  • The fast Franker’s Power Pipe is named after the supportive local MP Ben Franklin http://benfranklin.com.au
A small excavator was used to carve out the black expert runs whilst other runs were laboriously dug using only a shovel and a rake.

Map

A trail map is provided in the car parking area or
  • Download a PDF file at Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park (Alstonville) www.dirtywheels.org
  • Also on TrailForks.com App.

Facilities

Limited car parking is available on site but all other facilities are available in Alstonville a short ride away.

Riders are always welcome to stay at Alstonville Country Cottages http://www.alstonvillecottages.com

Alstonville has cafes, a supermarket, take away food options and a lovely pub – the perfect place to wind down and swap stories after a hard day on the trails.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE TRACKS!